Phonak LLC has awarded the 2011 Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in Educational and Pediatric audiology to Linda Thibodeau, Ph.D., professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and an active member of multiple organizations devoted to (re)habilitation of adults and children with hearing loss.
"Dr. Thibodeau exemplifies the marriage of service, research, teaching and has made significant contributions to hearing aid and FM research, particularly as it pertains to school-age children," said Dr. Cheryl DeConde Johnson, honorary chairperson of the Award Selection Committee. "We are privileged to have her as a peer and delighted to acknowledge her outstanding contributions. Her service to the profession over the past two decades is so impressive and truly exemplifies the spirit of the award."
Dr. Thibodeau holds a position with the Board of Directors for the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and is a member of a working group for ANSI standards for measuring FM system benefit. She has conducted many workshops on FM verification and other HAT-related topics at EAA, AAA, and state meetings across the country. She has also authored numerous articles and text book chapters in speech perception, amplification, and hearing assistive technology.